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but they have gotten weaker. one thing i want to point out as you talk about those image as, japan is a country that is relatively well prepared for earthquakes. so, the iimages you're seeing s to the magnitude of the quake we felt earlier today. you know, this is a country that has, you know, plenty of earthquake drills. we feel earthquakes out here all the time. nothing like we felt earlier today in a long time. >> were people heeding those evacuation warning in tokyo? did you see people exiting all those buildings in that densely populated area? >> reporter: know, it's tough to see from our vantage point but based on the images i have seen, i can tell you japanese people take their earthquakes very seriously because they get so many of them. they are looking into the warnings, they are making sure out on the coast at least, to seek higher ground and stay there until they hear otherwise. also people who were inside the buildings evacuating, doing exactly as they were told. >> i'm sure that's definitely the situation in sendai, which we keep going back to because the images are so inkred pibl.
earthquake hit japan friday afternoon. this happened about an hour and 15, 20 minutes ago. japan's meteorological agency says the earthquake measured 8.4. the agency issued a tsunami warning for japan's pacific cost. in northern japan tsunami waves of up to 4 meters were observed soon after the quake. the agency is warning the tsunami could be between 6 and 10 meters. you're seeing some of the tsunami damage so far in miyagi prefecture in the sendai area where some of the homes and farms have been flooded when the tsunami went upstream a river. according to the transport ministry, the international airport has reopened two of its four runways. international airport has reopened two of its four runways. they had earlier closed all. they have reopened two of its four runways. the japan road traffic information center, japan road information center, and police say express ways around tokyo and northeastern japan have been closed. the japan road traffic information center and police say expressways around tokyo and northeastern japan have been closed. according to toshiba elevator, i
that struck japan which is higher than some pacific islands and could rush right over them. first waves are expected to hit hawaii at 8:00 a.m. eastern time this morning. that's 8:00 eastern, 3:00 a.m. local time. there have been evacuations from coastal areas. civil defense sirens sounded at about 10:00 p.m. local time across hawaii. fires triggered by the earthquake in japan, also burning out of control. just incredible pictures here up and down the coast, including one at an oil refinery according to the country's prime minister, there is, quote, major damage in northeastern japan, but nuclear power facilities in the area were not damaged we're told and there has been no radiation leakage. this is video of when the earthquake hit. truck struck at 2:46 p.m. local time. followed by 12 powerful of taker shocks oig, seven of them measures at least 6.3. that is the size of the earthquake that struck new zealand just last month.that is earthquake that struck new zealand just last month.measure. that is the size of the earthquake that stck new zealand just last month. sean ibara joining us.
in japan. tasteless jokes. >> unbelievable news and disturbing news about a member of the charlie's angels cast. charlie sheen couldn't stay out of "the skinny" long. Ñ Ñ Ñ Ñ ÑÑ ♪ skinny so skinny >>> well, this was a big talker on facebook with our facebook fans yesterday. this gilbert gottfried comments, he made tasteless jokes about the tsunami in japan. some kind of joke he tweeted about, you know, a just broke up with my girlfriend but as the japanese say, another one will float by. really tasteless -- >> in japan, the beach comes to you, you don't go to the beach. >> he was the voice of aflac duck and they stepped in and said, not funny and canned him. he apologized saying, i sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended by my attempt at humor regarding the tragedy in japan. i meant no disrespect and my thoughts are with victims and their families. on top of that, some folks have rushed to his side saying, wait a minute, this isn't right, including joan rivers and howard stern. howard says here is a guy as long as i can remember making jokes about the n-word, jews. i mean, y
across japan after a massive earthquake. one of the largest in years. >> tsunami watches triggered across the pacific, including hawaii and the west coast. we have extended coverage, now, from japan and the u.s. >>> good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us on this very busy news day. a major disaster is unfolding in japan, after a megaearthquake hit overnight. >> now, the quake has triggered a tsunami in the northern part of the country. a 13-foot wall of water, washing away cars, busses, buildings, homes. incredible footage. >> tsunami warnings are posted for most of the pacific, including hawaii, where the coast guard is standing by. a powerful quake was centered around the area of sendai. but it rocked buildings in tokyo, hundreds of miles away. akiko fujita joins us from tokyo this morning. akiko, what is the latest? >> reporter: we are getting new numbers. we now know there are 18 people confirmed dead. that's from our partner out here, nhk. 18 people confirmed dead. and 60 people injured in tokyo alone. keep in mind that tokyo is hours away from the epicenter. 60 people inju
to sergeant david pearson at narita, in narita, japan. are you at the airport? >> caller: yes, i'm at the airport as we speak. >> were you there four hours ago when it hit? >>. >> caller: yes, i was. i saw the lockers shaking back and forth violently. by the look on people's faces, i could see there was an earthquake. we were called into formation. there would be a tsunami coming, we would be regrouping and move further south to evacuate the country. >> narita, is that on the west coast of the main island? >> caller: that's correct. yes. >> at this moment, have you seen any sort of tsunami wave action on the west coast? the wave action can wraparound islands as we saw during the tsunami in the 2000s. have you seen any tsunami wave action there? >> caller: i have not seen anything myself. i have not been by the windows. >> thank you very much. we appreciate you for stopping by today. watch at what is happening here in tokyo. some of the waves here moving through. if you have flown over japan, what you will see at narita airport or any of the airports in parts of tokyo or up and do
suffered more damage. it is not obvious from here. the real dramas are clearly northeast japan along the northeast coast. we're seeing that picture, large scale fires, you see the waters flooding in. that's where the damage is concentrated. >> we have listened to the japanese prime minister appealing to the people to remain calm. a difficult thing to do, certainly, under these circumstances as you fear along the coastline. the northeast there. the approach of yet another tsunami. what about people trying to get a hold of loved ones. family members. i'm seeing a lot of that on my twitter account. people trying to make contact with their friends and family. >> yes. i think the problem is that the phones are very jammed. everyone is on the phone, on their mobile. even the land lines are a bit difficult. i was able to get through to my family in the first half-hour after that happened. they were fine. the system i think is overloaded. i suspect that rather than damage to the telephone's infrastructure. so there will be a lot of anxiety. particularly for people who have family in the nort
with us. more politics ahead with ce cenk uyger. >>> good evening. in a moment we'll go live to japan to cover the historic disaster there. but also on tonight's show, president obama hits back hard at republicans who are trying to blame him for rising gas prices. who's right and who's wrong? we actually have the proof. and we'll expose the republicans' war on education around the country with former pennsylvania governor ed rendell. but we begin with a powerful earthquake that struck northeastern japan. we're just getting the first live pictures of damage in the daylight in japan. you're seeing it right there. request y-- you see people hanging out on the roof there. lower ground is dangerous, higher ground is safer. you see whole sections of town cities, buildings, et cetera, devastated. and the earthquake was an 8.9 magnitude quake and it struck near the coastal city of sendai overnight. it's the largest ever recorded in japan. sky scrapers started shaking and people went running for their lyes. witnesses say the reverberations were so powerful and prolonged they got motion sicknes
alert. t the disaster in japan keeps getting worse. japanese officials confirm that a meltdown could be occurring and we will have the latest. >> dave: this as the death toll is rising, the number of people killed could top a staggering 10,000 in one state alone. >> clayton: take a look at this, satellite image showing what a city in japan looked like before and then after the tsunami. stunning images show how powerful the natural disaster really was. "fox & friends," hour two, starts right now. . >> dave: for many of you it's hour number one, those of you that didn't spring forward and get the clocks reset. it is hour number two. >> clayton: and a lot happening. the nuclear explosion in one of the plants was-- the word from the government that the plant is on the verge of a meltdown. >> alisyn: hard to know. what's the late s, david. >> reporter: there's a warning from the government that there could be an explosion at the plant, there's been a build up of hydrogen, different from the one yesterday and warning that there could have been already a partial meltdown of one of the unit
missing japanese are returning to japan. >>> among the 28 japanese who remain unaccounted for in christchurch are a number of nurses. they were studying english there. why are japanese nurses going a abroad to study and work? nhk world found out. >> reporter: nhk world found out. >> reporter: noriko is one of the missing japanese who left for christchurch in january. after working as a nurse in japan for about seven years, she went overseas in the hope of acquiring english skills and becoming involved with international nursing activities. she had taken part in the activities of a nonprofit organization in cambodia. a doctor, who also was a teammate, praises her. >> translator: she's cheerful and positive about everything. i think she is an excellent nurse. >> reporter: her school offered english for nurses who wanted to work overseas. many japanese nurses were in the school in christchurch when it collapsed. this woman has been a nurse for six years. just like others, she wants to work in developing countries or a disaster site in the future. >> translator: i want to help
on "america this morning" and "good morning america," we'll take you back to japan for the very latest on the ongoing disaster. >>> in other news, the persian gulf nation of bahrain is under a three month state of emergency. a reaction to what's escalated into deadly political unrest. demonstrators are calling for political reforms and a change in bahrain's long established monarchy. the military force led by saudi arabia has been clashing with the protesters. so far at least three people have died and hundreds more injured. the u.s. navy's main base in the region is located in bahrain. >>> and in libya, moammar gadhafi's forces appear set for an offensive on the main stronghold of the rebellion there. opposition fighters were routed from a key city yesterday opening the way to their base in benghazi. in his newest comment gadhafi called the rebels rats and also claimed only hundreds not thousands have been killed in the fighting. >>> and with that, here's a look at your wednesday weather. a wet day from san francisco north with seattle expecting heavy rain. up to 2 feet of snow in the
and thousands more may still be buried and japan's economy is reeling. overnight the nikkei index has lost 10% of its value. since this time yesterday. explosions, fires, a possible meltdown in several of the reactors. even nuclear experts say this crisis is rapidly descending into unchartered territory. we are joined by stan grant in tokyo. what is going on now, stan? what exactly is the japanese government saying? >> reporter: carol, this takes twists and turns almost by the hour, let alone by the day. let me focus in on two things that occurred today. an explosion in the number two reactor. there are concerns this may have caused some damage to the containment vessel and that is important in the case of a full meltdown because that is the last line of defense in keeping in the nastier radiation inside the plant and not seeping into the atmosphere. a fire then in reactor number four. what appears to have happened in this disabled reactor so much heat generated that a pool of water in which there was spent fuel rods evaporated. the fuel rods according to an trs company here may have ignited
japan as workers race against the clock to stop a complete nuclear disaster. it's worse than three mile island. as damaged reactors leak radiation, shell-shocked residents are tested for dangerous exposure. fear is spreading around the globe. now will a worried world turn its back on nuclear energy? >>> and new, extraordinary stories of survival and desperate tragedy. >> translator: i have a bad leg so my wife was behind me, cheering me on, saying, "one, two, one, two. the voice stopped. so i looked back, and she was not there. she's dead." >> more than 10,000 people dead or still unaccounted for. >> translator: when the baby was born, it was right after i heard that the bodies of 200, 300 people were washed up. rather than happiness, i felt a twinge of guilt. >> hopes dim for more rescues. >> all six people who were behind me were washed away. i could hear a voice from behind me saying, "hurry up, hurry up," but i could not help them. >>> and violence spreads in the middle east. the latest from elizabeth and bahrain. this is a special edition of "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening
>> hello, everyone. welcome to special coverage of the latest events in japan. >> here's what he's happening at this moment. fears grow of a meltdown at the fukushima nuclear power plant in japan after a second explosion at the damaged facility. fuel rods and another reactor in fukushima are the u.n. regular agency says no chain reaction is taking place there. japanese engineers are stepping up efforts to prevent a meltdown at the nuclear power plant damaged in last friday's earthquake. the fukushima plant has been hit by two explosions. the latest happened early on monday. rapidly falling water levels have exposed fuel rods in another reactor, increasing the risk of a core meltdown. >> it's the third day of japan's nuclear crisis, and the situation at the fukushima power plant remains critical. now there has been a second explosion there. aerial footage shows two damaged reactor structures. a surveillance camera captured the moment of the blast which blew apart the concrete building surrending the number three reactor. the japanese government says this was a hydrogen explosion.
. a professor from the tsunami research center in japan does these along with another professor at eri japan. we have seen a lot of those simulations that they have done. kenji's simulation was famous after the sumatra earthquake. but to see something like this really happen in realtime is really a first, to be honest with you. i don't know of anything like this at all. >> as i said earlier, this is the fifth most powerful earthquake in recorded psychological history which goes back 70 years. so you are not going to see anything like this. maybe every couple decades or so. we didn't have the kind of technology when these things occurred preif jusly and even in sumatra which wasn't that long ago, people were not as prepared as japan is as technologically to display this. this is a first. >> john, thank you so much. we are going to come back to you again. you have been great through all of this. we have been talking to you for the last couple hours. right now let's go to fox news meteorologist. we want to hear a little more about the tsunami warning, particularly the one in affect for hawaii that
countries like japan -- excuse me -- china and india. there is not a lot of overlap in those the use -- those views. you have an opportunity to agree with steve and me to come back where we can -- to come back to where we can get things done. you can make the case in a practical sense of what difference transit and your investment has made in your community, what difference it makes in terms of the fabric of the community, the environment, being able to deal with social equity. you have a case to make. i am proud of what we have done in portland, oregon over the last 30 years. transit made it possible for portland to be the nation's most popular european city. there is a joke about young people going there to retire. but the quality of life is good enough that people feel like they are retiring. we have an opportunity to stress in our downtown, our neighboring community. we give people transportation choices. there has been spectacular re- investment that would not have been possible had it not been for transit. we need you to advocate for what transit means to you now and what it wi
>>> choppers in the air, water cannons on the ground, japan launches an attack on a crippled nuclear reactor hoping sea water can stop an unfolding nuclear catastrophe on this "american morning." i'm christine romans. welcome to "american morning." it's march 17th, st. patrick's day. >> st. paddy's day. you are irish? >> somewhere am i irish. >> have you have green eyes. >> i'm irish. >> i'm kiran chetry. we're following the latest on japan's crisis. the focus is how to get the reactors cooled down, specifically reactor number three at fukushima's daiichi power station. military helicopters are dropping 30 tons of sea waters on the crippled reactor's pool. >> they're also spraying on the ground, up to a dozen water truxz a trucks are in place. the united states is telling americans to get at least 50 miles away from the reactor. >> there is one more critical development to watch for, engineers are planning to begin the process, which is key in this whole thing, of restoring power to the daiichi complex. they want to bring in external power lines to try to get the plant's cool
inaudible] >> from the japanese media because, obviously, we're concerned about what's happening in japan. >> thank you, mr. president. i'm with a japanese newspaper. i have two questions with the tragedy in japan. i would like to ask you about your personal feelings. you went to japan last year and waves have washed away cars and houses and the japanese people are devastated. i want to ask for your personal thoughts and feelings on that. and, secondly, you touched on the possible assistance from the united states to japan. and the japanese government reports that japan asked for help from united states forces in japan. are you waiting to provide that assistance? >> the answer to the second question is, yes. i told the prime minister that we'd provide whatever assistance. i think the biggest help will be the cleanup. when you have a tsunami as well as an earthquake, you have huge disruptions, both in infrastructure, boats, houses, cars, that are washed into main thoroughfares and that requires heavy equipment and so any assistance that we can provide, we'll be providing. i'm heartbroken b
in chile the president travels to el salvador. >>> to japan now. this morning workers are evacuated, or were evacuated from the tsunami stricken fukushima daiichi nuclear plant and smoke was seen rising from one of the reactors. there's been a dramatic jump in the estimated death toll from that massive earthquake and tsunami eleven days ago. police now estimate more than 18,000 people were killed. charlie d'agata has the story. >> reporter: beneath this pile of rubble a much-needed sign of hope. crews pulled an 80-year-old woman and her teenage grandson out alive, nine days after japan's earthquake and tsunami destroyed their home. reports say the two had been trapped in their kitchen, and survived by eating yogurt and other food found in the refrigerator. the dramatic rescue provided a rare bit of good news for a nation reeling from its worst disaster since world war ii. positive developments also emerged from the fukushima nuclear power plant, where engineers are racing to prevent a full-blown meltdown. two of the facility's six reactors are now under control. and crews plan to so
>>> japan's nuclear crisis is literally reaching the boiling point and just 30 minutes ago, there was another powerful aftershock. we're live from tokyo. >>> and good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's tuesday, march 15. we've been following the developments from japan. just moments ago, a large aftershock hit. jana, you were on the phone with the producer. what did it feel like? >> reporter: well, i was talking with the executive producer, and just completely out of the blue, i started to hear a noise first and the desk was shaking. it's definitely been the largest aftershock that we've felt here so far. there have been at least four, possibly more that have happened, where we felt it in tokyo. but immediately after ward, i turned on the tv and they showed the lamps swaying and things like that. p was definitely a scare. >> it was a 6.2, is that correct? >> reporter: i haven't had a chance to look at it yet. but definitely large. you know, i did want to bring up one thing, earlier in the week, some of the experts were say
might be helping you if you are looking for ways to help the victims in japan. we set up a phone bank this morning to make sure you have an easy way to donate to organizations helping in the recovery efforts in japan. call the number on your screen, 202-895-3307. again the number is 202-895- 3307. we have representatives from the adventist development and relief agency, the baptist world alliance, the salvation army, world vision and the universal relief team. when you call, your organization will go to the charity who answers the phone unless you specify a specific charity. >>> and first let's look at our forecast with tony. >> hi, allison and good morning, everybody. i told you we would have partial sunshine this morning and we do. we will see changing conditions during the course of the day. more clouds later and rainfall too. let's look at hd radar and the rain is a ways away. we have a mix of clouds and sun. sunrise i think occurs at 7:20 this morning. so the rain is not nearby. later on i think we could see a few rain showers develop during the course of the afternoon but the mo
. >> couric: i'm katie couric. also tonight, another setback in japan. workers again forced to evacuate as smoke pours from crippled nuclear reactors and concerns grow about the safety of japan's food supply. and another a.t.f. agent tells cbs news the agency encouraged gun dealers in this country to sell weapons to mexican drug cartels. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. for a third straight night, tripoli has come under attack from u.s. and allied forces as they establish a no-fly zone over libya. anti-aircraft fire lit up the sky as moammar qaddafi's army tried to defend against the attack. rebels solidified their control in benghazi and launch and offensive to retake other cities. president obama said today the u.s. will turn over leadership of the operation to other nations within days. the president and british prime minister david cameron said qaddafi must go though they insisted he is not a target of the attacks. but a cruise missile attack last night may h
, what happened in japan, like everybody else. it's just so devastating. i can't imagine that there's going to be one agency in massachusetts who just says, you go here, you here -- i'm concerned not only in massachusetts but throughout the country if something like this happens, i'm not confident yet and i'm hopeful someone can give me the information that make sure that we all know what to do. you know? is it evacuation? is it command and control? is it military? i think it's a combination of everything. can you shed any light on my thoughts? >> in timely, i can start and then like to have an opportunity, senator brown -- >> just do that. i don't want to take the senator's time. >> i want to make one point. >> i think you're asking an important question. >> okay. >> i'd urge -- >> many of our disasters -- we always start with who's going to be the closest responders, no matter how big the disaster. it's always the local responders. we saw this, they can be destroyed, in the disaster itself. we saw this in katrina and in the tsunami. the next is the governor and their team includin
video of desndai japan, and out of- sendai, 25 0 mi. from japan. tokyo. this is the largest and the history. aftershocks, with 125, today, 6.5. between 200-300 were found along this coast. this town is over 1 million and inundated with the tsunami. still, 24 hours after the quake, rushed out roads, or prohibiting access to the area. incredible video of one town near this powerful tsunami. residents of forced and their homes, destroyed. cars, boats overcome by this strong ocean. over 200,000 people are living in temporary structures. since the earthquake, 1 million households to not have water. most in the northwest. 4 million buildings are without power in japan. the best for the chicken help victims is to dona. that you can-- help. the best with you can donate send ontest 90999 as a $10 donation text 90999. >> isabel: cleanup efforts in santa cruz. the search hitting the santa cruz harbor yesterday morning. at the - sug this remain in effect, along the coast, and advice to stay away from harbour, coastline. reggie kumar says that this news conference is scheduled this morni
. and we will as well. >>> back to the story that -- the radiation from the fallout in that crisis in japan. the radiation has now reached southern california. but the u.s. officials are saying it's a billion times beneath the levels that would threaten anyone's health. japanese officials raised the fukushima accident level from four to five. that means they consider it on par with our own three mile island incident. frantic efforts continue to con taint situation at the daiichi plant. the u.s. military says japan requested an unmanned high altitude reconnaissance aircraft to fly over the troubled plant. that drone is equipped with infrared sensors that can take pictures and get a better understanding what's happening inside the reactor. >>> getting aid to northeastern japan has finally gotten easier. the port of sendai partially reopened. a ship brought in a large container of supplies for hundreds of thousands of people living in shelters. a small measure now of comfort exactly a week after the disaster struck. >>> a week ago today, people rushed out of buildings as a magnitude 9.0 earthq
on the disaster in japan. ten days after those nuclear reactors were damaged by the earthquake and tsunami, a new setback today in the recovery operation. workers were forced again to evacuate when smoke was spotted coming from two of the reactors. the official death toll from the disaster now totals 8,800, nearly 13,000 are still missing. now there are concerns about radiation in japanese pots and in sea water near the plant. bill whitaker has the latest including details about the plant's spotty safety record. >> reporter: it's a sign this crisis is far from under control. ten days after the fukushima plant was knocked out by japan's massive earthquake and tsunami and once again reactor three is spewing smoke a few hours later white smoke from reactor two. it's a mysterious and serious setback, one that prompted workers to evacuate and once again stopped efforts to stabilize the plant. over the weekend, there had been some encouraging signs. plant operators had reconnected electric cables to all six reactors for the first time since the crisis began. and after days of firefighters dousing react
factual question which may be of interest of people watching relating to japan. there's been concern, and i think a certain amount of confusion about what the potential danger is to the u.s. from the nuclear plant problems in japan, and particularly as the media's been following the last few days and a sense that the possibility of a meltdown at the plant, the explosion, and emission of a large amount of radioactivity and people are concerned about the west coast of the u.s., particularly hawaii, guam, and other islands may be subject to some danger, and i wonder if you have a current sense of what that possibility is? >> i'll refer back to the statement made by the chairman of nuclear regulatory commission in looking at all the scenarios, they do not see radiation reaching the u.s. that it would be of a danger or require protective angsts, but anticipation of this, fema support with the department of energy have a system called rad net. it's been there and 24 hours a day, seven days a week monitors various channels, air, water, other types of things across the country, and so if we
forced from benjawahd and regrouped. >>> japan working to keep reactors cool and try to prevent radioactive water from leaking to the ocean. tons of water to keep fuel from overheating have been contaminated with radiation. workers are using sandbags and concrete panels to hold back the water. >>> pakistan's cricket team have been practicing for a game for which their world cup, standing, and national pride are at stake. on wednesday, pakistan plays india. a big match helping to soothe often bitter relations. thousands of people are expected to skip work to watch the game. i'm zain verjee in london. "world business today" starts now. >>> good morning from cnn london. >> and good afternoon from cnn hong kong, i'm pauline chu. this is kporld business today. the top stories on this wednesday, march 30, tepco's troubles keep mounting up. now the company's president has been hospitalized, apparently suffering from stress. >> high fuel prices and natural disasters clip qantas' wings. how the australian airline is cutting back. >> and businesses in india and pakistan are bowled over by
earthquake and tsunami slammed northern japan. >> president obama will answer reporters' questions in an hour. today's natural disaster, libya's civil war, rising gas prices, all of those things on his radar, and right now in houston, texas, doctors are updating the condition of arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords, shot in the head, you may recall, at the first medical briefing since late january. we'll get an update on that. i now want to go to tokyo, japan, that's where our kyung lah is there, and if you could, set the scene for us. what do we know right now? >>. >> reporter: well, what i want to tell you, suzanne, is kind of take a look behind me. it's after 1:00 a.m. here in tokyo, and the city is virtually stuck in gridlock here. this is a city of 13 million people, and these millions of people are still trying to get home right now because even though the earthquake struck in the mid-afternoon here friday, people are still trying to get home because the rail lines are shut down. the other problem, if you take a look up above, above the road here. that's the highway. many highways h
monday morning. jon: "america live" starts right now? megyn: fox news alert in japan. what is called a meltdown is underway at a japanese nuclear plant. this is according to the wires on the associated press. japanese government officials can not say this is something that can be contained or whether this is a precursor to the worst-case scenario they have been talking about. welcome to "america live" on very busy monday. i'm megyn kelly. the japanese nuclear concerns started as soon as the quake hit. the power went out. the cooling systems failed. saturday an explosion rocked the fukushima plant because of a pressure buildup. the experts told us everything was okay. that was friday afternoon because they said the shield around the nuclear material did not crack or melt. last night, another explosion. and now we are hearing that coolant levels have dropped. that is a dangerous situation. because it exposes the nuclear fuel rods, leaving them to overheat. that could allow those fuel rods to melt down. and when that superhot radioactive materiel falls to the bottom of the reactor which
for joining us on friday morning. japan now classifies the incident in the fukushima power plant as a level 5. it could have have consequences and cause deaths. this as the death tollrises to 6500 confirmed dead and more than 10,000 people missing. smoke seen rising from unit two. it could be from an explosion in the earlier part of the week. workers are trying to restore power so they can cool the reactors and they are doing that today. radiation from the plant is expected to hit the west coast of the united states with lemps that are expected to be minimal. gm is suspending operations in the plant in indiana because of shortage of car parts coming from japan. >> brian: so much coming, the yap jap asked the u.s. for help in getting the nuclear power plant under control as designed by general electric. david piper has the latest on that part of the story, david? >>reporter: yes, good morning. there is a massive military effort to help the japanese people. over50,000 members of the military are involved in this operationn. in the kyoto air base where i am standing now. supplis and help pushing
grief for being in brazil while all heck breaking out in japan and lib yampt the president said it is about bringing jobs . others say he should be looking at jobs energy policies are doing to hurt jobs in the u.s.. the former ceo of shell oil explains. john? >> number one there is a huge energy build up in brazil because the brazilian government working with industry had a cooperative relationship in expanding the whole search and exploration of oil as well as down stream liquid fuels. quite the contrast in this country. the government works as adversary of the energy companies as we see in the gulf of mexico . the president goes to brazil to promote jobs in the united states and he's denying jobs in the u.s. by shuth down the gulf of mexico and not enabling the industry to do what it does best is misplaced activity. >> neil: as aggressive as brazil is digging for oil. it is also aggressive energy alternatives and ethanol . that his real interest here? >> you know, this is a 30 year effort in brazil. it went through administration after administration through various and sundry
. good morning, everybody! first up today, breaking news out of japan, a possible setback at the nuclear plant, and we have new images of smoke rising from at least one, maybe two, of the six reactors. those brave japanese workers, now being evacuated yet again, efforts to cool the overheating reactor are on hold. the crisis to preventing possible meltdown not over just yet. we'll have the latest from japan in a matter of moments here. >>> in the meantime, another fox news alert, allied forces striking libya again. this is overnight videotape from the u.s. navy, a u.s. coalition launching two nights of punishing air attacks targeting mommar gadhafi's forces, b52 bombers, jet fighters, more than 120 tom hawk cruise missiles, scattering progovernment forces on the ground in libya, the long time leader vowing a long war ahead. good morning, everybody. we've got it all covered for you. what a way to start a weefnlgt i'm bill hemmer, welcome to "america's newsroom". good morning to you martha. martha: good morning, bill. i am martha maccallum. an international air assault, all but crippling l
to friday's earthquake that killed more than 10,000. japan's prime minister says it was the worst crisis since world war ii. while japan works to control its nuclear facilities from a third explosion, here and the united states, some lawmakers are asking for a halt to our nuclear power facilities. your thoughts on the that this morning. we will begin with "the new york times" and their head line. "u.s. nuclear push may be in peril." also this morning, it notes and "the washington post" -- a wary look at u.s. nuclear plants. regulators are reviewing license applications for 20 reactors -- yesterday on the sunday show, senator joseph lieberman, independent, talked about whether or not to have a temporary halt on nuclear power. here is what he had to say. >> we have 104 nuclear power plants in our country. every year, once a year, fema, nuclear regulatory commission, they go through emergency planning to see what they would do if it's a disaster struck. -- if a disaster struck. the reality is we are watching something unfold and we do not know where it is going regarding nuclear power plant
what it is. >>> u.s. officials hope congress today that in light of the catastrophe in japan they are keeping a very close eye on america's nuclear facilities. >> review of this information combined with our ongoing inspection and licensing over sight, allow us to say with confidence that the u.s. plants continue to operate safely. >>> nuclear officials told the senate economy they are review u.s. plan particularly the ability to protect against natural disaster and power outages. as for japan, one expert predicted recovery will be slow. >> long term cooling of the reactors and pools is essential during this period and has not been adequately restored to date to the best of my knowledge. a massive clean up operation obviously remains for the future. >> reporter: in japan today, the operator of the damaged plant says that crews are struggling to pour water to cool the reactor. the death toll has been raised to 11,000. and they say they expect to rise as high as 18,000. >>> u.s. nuclear plants have had a number of close calls. the u.s. public interest group says since 1990, fed
. that is a completely separate matter. >> another question from the back. the lady. >> i am a historian of japan. i had a political question. criticism of the democratic party of japan for its handling, but there seem to be long term implications of the government. comparison being made with the earlier party. do they think the ldp would have done a better job? it seems to me that would pay half -- it would have to think that the other two would be better. >> the jury is not out on that question. >> still out. >> still loud, i am sorry. [laughter] i think they have a tremendous opportunity to prove that they are capable of being a ruling party that is as good or better than the ldp. if they fail to meet that challenge, then the sentiment will grow that maybe the ldp is the only one we can rely on, whatever their faults. >> i asked partly because i have a friend who is a supporter of the jdp and i think she's come panic richer -- comparing their reaction with the earlier party. i think she feels that they are at least trying to do better than the ldp and terms of getting the affirmation out. would you a
is talking about doing that. jon: thanks, carl. jenna: fox news alert out of japan, two u.s. navy ships moved out of japan due to concerns about radiation. workers at the crippled fukushima plant facing new challenges today, plumes of smoke rising from the damaged reactors forcing some workers to evacuate. the latest set back coming after engineers reported some progress in cooling the reactors and restoring power to some of the cooling systems. on top of that new concerns about the safety of food in japan. the government stopping all shipments of spinach from areas around the nuclear plants. also milk shipments also banned from nearby farms. the restrictions coming after health officials say radiation levels exceeded government safety limits, jon. jon: the grim search for victims of the disaster goes on. the scope of the tragedy climbs higher as rescue crews sift through the rubble. right now the death toll is above 8400, almost 13,000 people remain missing. amid all of the tragedy there are moments of joy. rescuers are still pulling some survivors from the wreckage. they found a teenager an
on wjz. >>> the red cross and the ravens are teaming up to help the earthquake victims in japan. the story coming up here on wjz. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it's 5:29 with clear skies and 47 degrees. good evening thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. a house fire in baltimore county destroys a home and kills dozens of animals inside. jessica cartalia reports the homeowner was on a mission to save the animals from being euthanized. >> reporter: sky high chopper 13 was over this home in baltimore county's east view community as firefighters attacked the flames from the ground. >> there were many animals inside and a lot of them are deceased. so we have animal control on the way down. >> reporter: firefighters try and save dozens of dogs and cats carrying kennels out of the home basement. wjz has learned that 13 cats and nine dogs died in this fire, four other dogs are now with foster families. the homeowner who tells us she was at her son's lacrosse game when the fire started runs a one site called maryland anima
. one is honing her presidential qualifications. we will talk about japan in a few moments. this is the latest from "usa today." the death toll rises in japan. people are still being found alive. and 80 year old wrapped in a blanket found nine days after the earthquake in the tsunami hit. she and her grandson were rescued from their home in northern japan. phoenix, ariz.. what should the u.s. mission in libya be? caller: we should not be there right now. we are in bad shape energy wise, no renewable energy program like we should have. we are trying to get oil, in this case libya. next time maybe venezuela. that is instead of focusing on clean energy, not those that come down a radioactive plumes. nuclear is not clean energy. that is absurd. we are trying to get oil under any condition. right now it is libya. then iran and venezuela. read"shock doctrine." there will be a military coup in libya. there'll be no leadership for resistance. the military will take over and we will fund a ton of money to them. then we will privatize the oil industry and trigger it over to big oil i
district of south carolina to express our condolences to the folks, people of japan, in the wake of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that struck off the northeast coast of japan this past friday. and the devastating tsunami that claimed the lives of thousands of people. i visited japan twice. once back in 2007, and again in 2009 where i took my oldest son. it's a beautiful country. and i know the people of japan to be a resilient, general russ -- generous, and hardworking people. in this time of inexpressable suffering and need, please know that the people of south carolina and the people of america stand with the citizens of japan. may god bless them, and may god continue to bless america. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from virginia, mr. connolly, for five minutes. mr. connolly: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, the year-long continuing resolution of the republicans in this house passed last month on a straight party-line vote represents misguided values. house republicans sought to cut an arbitrary amount of funding and did so with a meat axe, indiscriminate
that distacks. both at&t and t-mobile agreed on the plan. >>> the disaster in japan having a ripple effect on the american economy tonight and hitting a state deeply in trouble already, a gm plant in shreveport, louisiana will shut down because it does not have the parts it needs to continue manufacturing. those parts come from japan. the mayor of shreveport is hopeful, but this means at least layoffs in the near future for employees. >> we're a manufacturing facility. we like to come to work and build trucks. that's what we get paid to do and that's what we like to do. >> well, it's not a good thing. when good things happen, it ripples through the economy. same with bad things. >> as production is halted in louisiana, the work in japan is far from over. we're devoting our entire fourth segment tonight to a look at what's happening in japan now, the look ahead and a look back at an unforgettable nuclear incident in the united states. >>> having a tough time getting a doctor's appointment? how about connecting with them on facebook? >> these days we do everything on facebook it seems. frie
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been talked -- touched by the magnitude until this disaster are closely following the events in japan and the repercussions in this country and in many other countries. before we begin, i would like to offer my sincere condolences to all of those who have been affected by the earthquake and the tsunami in japan. our hearts go out to all lead in dealing with the aftermath of these natural disasters. we are mindful of a long and difficult road they will face in recovering. we know the people of japan are resilience and strong and we have every confidence that they will come through this difficult time and move forward with resolved to rebuild their vibrant country. i believe i speak for all americans when i say that we stand together with the people of japan at this most difficult and challenging time. the nrc is a relatively small agency. we play a critical role in protecting american people and the environment when it comes to the use of nuclear materials. we have our inspectors to work full time as every nuclear plant in the country and we are proud to have world top scientists, engi
, to the latest in japan. japanese officials have issued the first warning about tap watter in tokyo. parents in tokyo are being ops told not to give their babies tap water because there's two times the recommended limit of iodine. that layses the -- that raises the risk of thyroid cancer. >>> also in japan they've been able to restore power at one of the damaged reactors at a nuclear power plant. the utility company says it plans to test-run a cooling pump at the number 3 reactor today. it's the first reactor to have electricity restored since the earthquake and tsunami cut off power to the plant. since then, workers have been scrambling to try to keep the reactors and spent fuel rod containers cool by spraying them with sea water. but radiation has still been leaking. >> the u.s. has become the first country to block food imports from japan's radiation zone because of contamination fears. the fda has halted the import of milk, vegetable and fruits, produced in the area near the damaged nuclear plant. japanese food imports make up less than 4% of all u.s. food imports. >>> ktvu.com has more
nuclear regulator is just back from japan answering questions on capitol hill right now. he promised to take action if the japanese pointed to short comings at the united states plants. this is leading to a question of nuclear storage sites for spent fuel to get them away from reactors. >>> the syrian president did not deliver on government reforms in a speech to parliament today. there was wide speculation that he would rollback the 1963 emergency law which gave also broad arrest powers. protesters have demanded reforms. >> translator: we are now with our conspiracy. worldwide conspiracy. this depends on what is happening in the arab world. >> so take a look at this video here. it really illustrates the frustration many are feeling. you see security officers swarming around a woman after she lungs at president assad's car. he was leaving parliament. it really is unclear what the motivation was for all of this. >>> libyan rebels are pulling back today giving ground now to moammar gadhafi's forces. opposition fighters advanced to the outskirt of sirte. libyan troops pushed them back t
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